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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4038 5555
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns
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Kuranda Day Trip from Cairns by Scenic Railway and Skyrail Including Army Duck...
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Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest as you glide just metres above the pristine rainforest canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at Red Peak and Barron Falls Station and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas in the world. Explore Kuranda, the village in the rainforest known for its markets, cafes, art galleries and wildlife parks. Return via the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway to complete your rainforest day tour. Combine one of Cairns other leading attractions with your experience including Rainforestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Kuranda Wildlife Experience. Consistently voted as one of the best things to do in Cairns - discover, encounter and immerse yourself in this unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable car” (282 reviews)
“barron falls” (287 reviews)
“diamond view” (143 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great ride and well run attraction. Allow the whole day to experience this attraction as it is not a fast trip! We only did the Skyrail but you can add on the train as well. We asked about the train trip at the...More

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing ride up into the rainforest, with vistas in every direction. I'd recommend the diamond view (a bit more cost, but you get to see straight down, which is awesome) and make sure to take some time on the two stops before...More

Thank Paul J
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings from the Tropics Paul Thank you for your recent visit to Skyrail and for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. The vistas sure are incredible, and having diamond view means you've got views in every direction! We are glad to hear...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled up to Kuranda on the scenic railway and then back down on the cableway. Had a glass bottom gondola which made the journey extra special - fantastic views the whole way. Highlight of our trip to Cairns.More

Thank Helen S
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings Helen Thank you for naming Skyrail the highlight of your trip to Cairns! The Skyrail team takes great pride in what they do, and will be chuffed to hear your wonderful feedback. The glass bottom gondolas can add another layer of intrigue to your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well this was amazing the stunning scenery of rain forest and ocean view there are 3stops were u can get off on and look on boardwalks ie Barron falls not flowing much at moment the only down fall was the crazy prices 2 adults return...More

Thank Dave W
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

G'Day Dave We are glad to hear you took the time to soak up the wonderful views of the Barron Gorge National Park and Coral Sea. Each season in Tropical North Queensland brings with it, something unique. The recent early start to the wet season...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway was a delightful surprise for us as first-time tourists in Far North Queensland, and a “must-do” for any visitors to the tropical north of our beautiful state. The Skyrail entry point at the bottom of the mountain is at Smithfield Terminal...More

Thank Nugent58
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the Tropics Thank you for taking the time to share your recent Skyrail experience on TripAdvisor and for recommending Skyrail as a 'Must Do' Cairns attraction. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time here in the rainforest. Skyrail experiences...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views. Fantastic way to see the rain forest. Beautiful photo opportunities. A great introduction to the non reef side of CairnsMore

Thank Bianca S
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

G'Day Bianca Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback about Skyrail after your recent visit. We are delighted to hear you took the time to soak in all those stunning views and hope you got plenty of great pictures. We are incredibly lucky in North...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the cableway up to Kuranda. Spent the day exploring Kuranda, then took the scenic railway back down. We paid extra for the see-through floor cable car, it was worth it. Best way to travel to and/or from Kuranda in my opinion.More

Thank MountainMom78
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings from the Rainforest Thank you for choosing to visit Skyrail recently. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and appreciate you taking the time to recommend Skyrail to your fellow travelers. The glass floor (Diamond View) Gondolas certainly add another very unique...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great attraction! We had an enclosed gondola however would recommend a canopy walker if you have the courage. A must doMore

Thank Andrew M
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting Skyrail recently and sharing your experience into the ancient rainforest. We are glad you had a great day journeying through the rainforest with us. Canopy Glider is a fantastic addition to the experience, not only does it provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and myself chose the canopy glider & Gold class train ride and we were not disappointed, for the canopy glider you get your own ranger who looks after you for the cable 'car' trip of the journey, he explains how the rainforest works...More

Thank Colin B
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting the rainforest with Skyrail recently and thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your day. It's great to hear you chose to upgrade your day with the very best experiences possible including Canopy Glider with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go for the diamond view upgrade which was worth the extra $$ as the view was amazing, and the trip was very relaxing. You have to wait a little longer sometimes for the diamond view carriage as they are only 1 in...More

Thank Safetravels16
SkyrailMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from the rainforest, Thanks for visiting Skyrail recently and sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is your favourite Cairns experience. Thanks for mentioning the Diamond View upgrade, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed an...More

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consewong
14 September 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Yes most certainly, there are toilets at all of our terminals and mid stations. There are also a number of public toilets in Kuranda, the village in the rainforest and on the Kuranda train and at their stations. Is there... More
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consewong
14 September 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi There, do you mean flies, i.e. insects? There are many insects in the rainforest, however, majority of them will not be near you during your visit. There are certainly not thousands flying around. Is there anything else... More
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Diane L
16 July 2017|
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Response from SkyrailMarketing | Property representative |
Hi Diane, thanks for your enquiry. A one way Skyrail experience takes 1.5hrs and a return Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience takes 2.5hrs. This includes around 20 minutes spent at each of the two rainforest mid-stations... More
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